In all the fields of personal and commercial security, access control systems are the selective restriction of access to some certain area or entity. It basically involves the application of a system in controlling access to specific area or entity by a particular class of people. Access control is basically the process of controlling who is allowed into a certain area, business, government institution or person. The act of entering or accessing can mean using, consuming, or taking something that is not permitted.
Understanding the Different Types of Access Control Systems
As far as buildings are concerned, the various forms of access control are door-locks, locks and deadbolts, and alarms. All these are made up of different types of technology that includes electronic systems, radio transmitters, and sensors that detect movement or any disturbance. The main purpose of door-locks is to limit access to individual areas and entities such as offices, malls, schools, business establishments and residences. This type of lock is commonly found in houses.
Alarms are another kind of system that can be installed at any place, whether it is at home office, or a commercial establishment. Alarms are designed to make sure the system is activated at certain times. One of the most common types of alarms is the burglar alarm. This type of system can work effectively if it is installed properly. It is important for the burglar alarm system to be placed strategically at a location where the most people will see and be able to contact it.